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Old 06-19-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hi I recently discovered I am allergic to latex and unfortunately realized through condoms. I only used them a couple of times because I'd never had sex before so I never needed one. It caused lots of burning almost felt like it was rubbing wrong. Being unsure at the time I thought we'd put it on wrong or something so we just removed it.(I do not recommend this. He was a virgin as was I and we'd both been tested. Still though this does not mean you should trust anyone) Eventually on about the 4th usage I ended up throwing him off of me because of the intense burning pain I was experiencing. I went away for the weekend and was still in a lot of pain during that time when I came back I broke out into hives all down my side and my legs. No pleasant. Anyways I hope that this at least helps anyone. Go to the doctor when you feel pain or uncomfortable. Don't be ashamed or anything. If I had gone right away who knows what trouble I could've saved myself. They have officially diagnosed me with a latex allergy because some tests still need to be run but I am as are they pretty positive that I have it. The important thing to note is latex's allergies just get worse with every exposure.

So the question: Ever since then I've been having intense vaginal pain during sex. I had a really hidden yeast infection which the doctors fixed on a fluke. I don't know what is going on, and neither do the doctors. One tells me the two are linked, I believe this because I never had issues before the latex allergy The second tells me theres no connection. And keeps putting me on random things. I don't like this guess and check work. So if anyone has had a similar experience I would love some help. Thanks. I hope someone can at least make the decision to see the doctor with my story above.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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Re: latex allergy leading to vaginal discomfort

Okay, the problem is most likely the hives messed your vulva up a little. It can heal, but treat it aggressively now. Rule #1: No chemicals on the vulva. No yeast infection treatments, if you really have a yeast infection, take the pills. No douches, spermicides, perfumes, or soaps of any kind. Wear only white cotton underwear washed in hot water, hypoallergenic detergent and rinsed twice, no bleach. These precautions are to remain in place for the rest of your life.

Find a doctor who understands this sort of thing, maybe a gynecologist, maybe a dermatologist, but someone who specializes in vulvar issues. The only thing you could put on it is maybe cortisone or benadryl or something, if a dermatologist or vulvar specialist recommends it.

Do not attempt to have intercourse until this is resolved. Please be creative in having sex without intercourse.

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